1. Tristan944's Avatar
    Does Turbo charging reduce battery life over the course of ownership? How many recharge cycles can the battery do and maintain most of its original factory charge?
    09-21-2015 09:57 PM
  2. rushmore's Avatar
    The answer is yes, but depends on usage, sustained heat (cumulatively), rate of forced charge and battery cell quality. It will be interesting to see how the batteries are doing next summer. If the device did not have a fixed battery I would use it more. Sure you can get the battery replaced, but you lose your phone for a while with all your data and wait for it to be fixed. Seems dubious to me, but JMO.

    I have seen some posts rationalizing that it force charges through 70% and then slow for the final 30%. That would help regression for the charge cycle calculation and battery full charge threshold, but does not in any form help the capacitance lifespan of the cells. 70% forced charge might as well be 100% in that regard. It will impact the battery, but a lot of factors noted as to how much. Could be a little or a lot.
    09-21-2015 10:10 PM
  3. diesel97's Avatar
    Every modern battery now in days has quick charge. I dont think moto would risk it , from going from 2.0 to 25W just to sound good . I have chromebook that charges really fast and is 2 years old and still last as long as day one.

    All battery tools use quick charge and work fine , not everyone in the world can be wrong

    There is reason they call them smart charges
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    09-21-2015 10:43 PM
  4. JJ Jones's Avatar
    After 10 months will the Droid Turbo, I can say that Turbo charging has had NO negative impact on my battery. I put it on the charger every night at bed time. Of course, that's the Turbo, but I see no reason the Pure would be any different.

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    09-21-2015 11:55 PM
  5. 65fastback's Avatar
    It'll have no effect. Its all on how the battery is made and if its meant to be fast charged. Otherwise, Tesla's would be dead on the side of the road everywhere.
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    09-22-2015 08:49 AM
  6. Channan's Avatar
    It'll have no effect. Its all on how the battery is made and if its meant to be fast charged. Otherwise, Tesla's would be dead on the side of the road everywhere.
    Assuming there are Teslas even around. :P I've never seen one. :/
    09-22-2015 09:20 AM
  7. ezvv's Avatar
    Assuming there are Teslas even around. :P I've never seen one. :/
    I see a white one on the way home from work every day driving the other way. It's beautiful

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    09-22-2015 09:52 AM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    It'll have no effect. Its all on how the battery is made and if its meant to be fast charged. Otherwise, Tesla's would be dead on the side of the road everywhere.
    Please see my variables noted above
    09-22-2015 10:03 AM
  9. 65fastback's Avatar
    Assuming there are Teslas even around. :P I've never seen one. :/
    Ive got 4-5 here at my office
    09-22-2015 10:55 AM
  10. EJT's Avatar
    I've noticed no appreciable decline in the capacity of the battery on my Nexus 6, which I've had for quite a while. Granted, I only use the Turbo Charger when I need a quick shot of juice. I use a Qi wireless charging pad pretty much the rest of the time.........which gets the phone WAY hotter than the Turbo Charger LOL.
    09-22-2015 11:38 AM
  11. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    It's the heat that is detrimental, not necessarily the rate at which the battery is charged. Unfortunately, in many cases, rapidly charging a battery produces excess heat. So if they can get these batteries to charge rapidly, or quickly, or whatever you want to call it, and keep them cool while doing so, then it "should" have little or no negative effect!
    09-22-2015 01:37 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Based on feedback I've read from actual owners of the second gen Moto X, DROID TURBO, and Nexus 6, I have no concerns that TurboPower/Quick Charge will significantly decrease my battery's lifespan vs. using non-Quick Charge charging.
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    09-22-2015 03:05 PM
  13. ScottMGS's Avatar
    Ive got 4-5 here at my office
    How many do you have at home?!? ;-)
    09-22-2015 03:41 PM
  14. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    Assuming there are Teslas even around. :P I've never seen one. :/
    You need to get out more. Even here in Indiana, Telsa has a sales location in the upscale mall. They are nice looking cars.
    09-22-2015 03:58 PM
  15. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    This question has been debated on these forums since the first 'turbo charged' product was available. More heat has been developed on this topic than the combined heat of all the cell phones on their turbo chargers. You decide the answer based on the same way you decide if Donald Trump' hair is real or if Tom Brady is the greatest QB ever - who do you believe. Lot of good honest people have expressed facts and opinions on both sides of the question. From all the posts, I doubt one person has changed sides. Pick your side and charge full speed ahead. If you like the phone, you get turbo power. If you don't like turbo, you get a different phone.
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    09-22-2015 04:09 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    You need to get out more. Even here in Indiana, Telsa has a sales location in the upscale mall. They are nice looking cars.
    I wouldn't say that is a fair statement. Just because you see them around doesn't mean it is the same for every other state .
    09-22-2015 04:10 PM
  17. On2Vegas's Avatar
    Based on feedback I've read from actual owners of the second gen Moto X, DROID TURBO, and Nexus 6, I have no concerns that TurboPower/Quick Charge will significantly decrease my battery's lifespan vs. using non-Quick Charge charging.
    This. I've had a Turbo Charger for my 2014 from day one with no issues...until friggin Lollipop showed up that is. M, please come soon!!
    09-22-2015 04:16 PM
  18. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    I wouldn't say that is a fair statement. Just because you see them around doesn't mean it is the same for every other state .
    My apologies to any one who was offended or crossed the line on fairness. Those individuals who are knowledgeable about Indiana realize we are far from the cutting edge on introduction of advanced products and technology. It was meant as humor.
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    09-22-2015 04:17 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    This. I've had a Turbo Charger for my 2014 from day one with no issues...until friggin Lollipop showed up that is. M, please come soon!!
    What is wrong with L? I am not seeing any issues on my Pure Edition in regards to L.
    09-22-2015 04:20 PM
  20. Channan's Avatar
    You need to get out more. Even here in Indiana, Telsa has a sales location in the upscale mall. They are nice looking cars.
    It doesn't matter how often I "get out" if there aren't any Teslas where I live.
    09-22-2015 04:23 PM
  21. On2Vegas's Avatar
    What is wrong with L? I am not seeing any issues on my Pure Edition in regards to L.
    Unfortunately, I'm experiencing the "cell standby" drain many (but not all) are having. Was never an issue before L.

    EDIT: I've tried all the recommended fixes, but none last.
    09-22-2015 04:30 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    My apologies to any one who was offended or crossed the line on fairness. Those individuals who are knowledgeable about Indiana realize we are far from the cutting edge on introduction of advanced products and technology. It was meant as humor.
    Go Cats!!!!!!
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    09-22-2015 04:35 PM
  23. VoltaicShock's Avatar
    Assuming there are Teslas even around. :P I've never seen one. :/
    I can't go a day without seeing one, or a Bentley, or a Ferrari, or a Maserati, or a Lamborghini, or [Insert any high end expensive car here]
    09-22-2015 10:05 PM
  24. streetkilln's Avatar
    Honestly truthful answer, every battery that recharges hurts the battery over periods of time. But it should last you a while.
    09-23-2015 07:06 AM

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